I do love wine, but I really love chocolate chip ice cream. I can't even fathom having 50 different brands of chocolate chip ice cream to try. I would know my shit, too. I would be all like, "Oh, that is so creamy" or "Oh, those chocolate chips are divine" or "Well, that is Ben and Jerry's and that is Stop and Shop".
At a wine tasting, things were a little different. There were 75 vendors there and they had all sorts of wines each. You grabbed a glass and they would pour you a little bit of whatever you asked for. People were sniffing, swirling, talking about legs (yes, legs). They were talking price points, vineyards, oak or not oak flavored, citrus or not... It was almost a foreign language. Don't get me wrong, I love white wines. However, I do not have oodles of money to spend on wine, so I tend to go for my typical large bottle of $12.99 Chenin Blanc/Chardonnay/Pinot Grigio. Here at the wine tasting, I was drinking sips of wine where the bottle would have gone for $75. Yikes!
So, I am walking around and who is one of the "vineyards" selling wine, but Bill Lee.(Right now, my uncle is jumping up and down reading this saying, "I know him!") He was a Red Sox pitcher from 1969-1978 which means he was on my radar during the years I followed the Red Sox pitch by pitch. Side note, once upon a time, I wanted to be the first girl to play for the Red Sox. Anyway, his wine Spaceman Wine is pretty good. Here we are:
By the red of our cheeks, I would say we both had our share of wine for the afternoon.
All in all, it was quite the experience and hopefully it was the first of many.....#hinthint